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July 2018 Update

Posted by Sam Richardson on 7/20/2018 to News
Hey folks, back with another Feel It newsletter that is just chock full of info, so bear with me. Just got back from a much needed week-long family vacation to Montreal, which was an absolute blast. Aside from milling around like a tourist and eating way too much French food, I was lucky enough to catch a few gigs around town - namely killer sets from locals ULTRARAT (fresh off a West coast tour and insanely tight), NO NEGATIVE (who opened for Krautrock legends FAUST, what a gig!), and two sets from the promising young group, BODY BREAK.
Anyhow, the month has basically flown by - and with that being said I'm hitting the road to Cleveland in 24 hours to pick up the vinyl for the next four releases on Feel It AND play Lokifest 3, which is also the record release show for the CEMENT SHOES 7". We'll also have the distro set up...can't wait to finally see Counter Intuits and The Cowboy live amongst a seriously stacked lineup! Okay, so with that being said, pre-orders for the next four Feel It releases are now live on the site, and up for streaming/download on Bandcamp. There is limited color vinyl for the Beta Boys LP, Stiff Love 7", and Cement Shoes 7". We also made a small run of pro-dubbed cassette versions of the Pious Faults 12" for their upcoming US tour, which features four tracks not available on the vinyl or digital release.




DISTRO NEWS:



The big distro news is that we just received the latest batch of releases from our Australian friends at No Patience, who have been on an absolute tear lately - chronicling the Australian underground at a pace that's almost unmatched. There's a bit of something for everyone in this batch, from the rugged post-punk sound of EXPOSURE, to the heavy synthpunk stylings of POLISH, raw Brazilian-styled HC from MORTE LENTA...OH-and No Patience also just split released a new 7" from Cleveland HC punk legends INMATES. It's the first new Inmates material in years and I'd say it easily holds up to the legacy that they've built over the past few decades. We also have copies of the Inmates "Government Crimes" 7" recent reissue. Also from Cleveland, we've got the new DONKEY BUGS + CRUELSTER LPs on Lumpy Rex. The Donkey Bugs album, in particular, is one of my picks for tops of the year...a totally twisted dance-y synth punker from Steve Peffer and co., lodged somewhere between Yoko Ono and Hardcore DEVO...ok are your interests piqued now?! We also have new/restocked goods from Thrilling Living and Lumpy, plus more of the COLD MEAT-Pork Sword Fever 7" and SPECIAL INTEREST-Spiraling 12".

Oh, and finally, I've decided to add an optional shipping upgrade and insurance section, where you can now purchase upgraded Whiplash LP mailers and insurance against loss or damage.

Have a look in the NEW ARRIVALS section!
Free shipping always applies for US orders of $60 or more.

GIGS OF INTEREST:
I'll be heading up to SKULL FEST 10 in Pittsburgh next month, which both BETA BOYS and STIFF LOVE will have copies of their new records on Feel It. Make sure to catch Beta Boys at the Saturday HC matinee and Stiff Love at the Sunday closing ceremony gig. BETA BOYS will also be doing a short East coast tour (which I believe is with Olympia's ELECTRIC CHAIR) - hope to have those dates available to post in our August update.


And just around the corner, PIOUS FAULTS will be coming over to tour the US, starting in late August and running through the entire month of September across the county. I just made a US tour event, so check there for preliminary info. We also could use some help with these dates if anyone can offer up a show or suggestion on a reliable booking connect.
9/6 New Orleans *HELP NEEDED*
9/11 Indianapolis or Bloomington *HELP NEEDED*
9/12 Pittsburgh or Columbus *HELP NEEDED*

Okay just a few other quick gigs of interest coming up before I split. Thanks for staying tuned in and supporting the label in our busiest year ever - it means a whole lot!

7/28 DBPS (Montreal psych rock), Basmati, Lummox @ Thunderdome RVA
8/1 Rata Negra (Spanish dark punk on LVEUM), Haircut, Serqet, Sensual World @ Smatter RVA
8/3 Fried Egg, Cold Feet, Asesinato @ Holy Frijoles, BALTIMORE
8/14 Janitor Scum, BB Eye, American Nudism, VV @ Hell's Door RVA

Be back in August to fully announce our next four releases, plus a few more for the Fall.